In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission on Monday, attorneys general in 16 states said regulating broadband providers but exempting big tech companies would threaten consumer privacy, Washington Examiner reports. "Consumers value their privacy and the security of their personal information, period. They do not differentiate between who has access to their information in the online environment," the attorneys general wrote. The letter is in response to the FCC’s potential plan to regulate internet service providers’ sharing of consumer data for marketing purposes. “Crafting a patchwork of regulations imposes extra burdens on all who seek to protect consumer privacy, forcing them to navigate artificial distinctions before they can determine what rules do or do not apply in a particular circumstance,” the attorneys general added.
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